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Guest Editorial: Tester’s Hypocrisy on Dark Money

Austin Knudsen, Montana Speaker of the House

By Austin Knudsen, Montana Speaker of the House.

In April, Sen. Jon Tester joined an unsuccessful partisan effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. To justify his actions, Tester said at the time, “With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that dark money will continue to drown out the voices and votes of citizens.”

It seems Tester has changed his tune on “dark money” just a few months later.

While the liberal “dark money” group Majority Forward has been pummeling Montana’s voters with Television ads on Tester’s behalf – Sen. Tester has remained silent.

The blatant hypocrisy of bemoaning “dark money” in attempt to score political points and then willfully accepting it when it benefits him personally is appalling.

Here’s the truth: Majority Forward is the “dark money” piece of New York Senator and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Super PAC.

The ad features professionally shot and produced footage that was made publicly available via Tester’s YouTube channel on June 7, yet the ad began running weeks before.

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Roundup provides reasons to travel out of town for the 4th of July.

Originally published in the Yellowstone County News 6/30/17 print edition of the newspaper.

ROUNDUP — Roundup Independence Days Extravaganza (RIDE) is putting on a celebration in Roundup July 2-4.

There are two days of community parades on the 3rd and Fourth, two rodeos on the 3rd and Fourth at the Musselshell County Fairgrounds, and RIDE events July 2-4.  There will be lots of vendors, free RV parking across from the stage, and lots of friendly folks.

The 2017 RIDE will begin on Sunday, July 2 at